Betty Dickson needed help to ID an insect invader when hundreds of little striped bugs were suddenly finding their way into her home and barn. OSU Extension Educator helped to ID the invaders and cautioned about the danger to livestock, especially horses. … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency.

July 6, 2020

Slow recovery projected for U.S. and global economy

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More

Preconditioned and weaned calves are worth more. That fact is borne out by data collected from calf sales over the years. Calf preconditioning found a boost nationwide after the 2013 release of data collected by Superior Livestock Auction reporting premiums for preconditioned calves of $6 per cwt over non-preconditioned … Read More

June 22, 2020

Third quarter beef recovery

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Cattle slaughter continues to recover from COVID-19 disruptions in April and May. Estimated cattle slaughter for the week ending June … Read More

Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. However, implementing proactive measures before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants. By the time ruminants show external signs of heat stress — such as going off … Read More

As temperatures begin to increase, health officials in several states are warning livestock and pet owners to be aware of dangerous blue-green algae blooms. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, pets, wildlife and people. Recent reports of blue-green algae have come from … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | June 17, 2020

Drought conditions in the western Plains and early drying across the state have led to an increase in wildfire activity and an … Read More

June 15, 2020

Early drought planning will pay

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Drought conditions have expanded rapidly in recent weeks across western and northern Oklahoma as well as much of the western … Read More

Oklahoma is home to about 250,000 horses. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications Services)

Source: Oklahoma State University DASNR | June 5, 2020

Weather is heating up fast in … Read More

High winds in Oklahoma often leave potentially dangerous materials in pastures. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications Services)

Source: Oklahoma State University | June 5, 2020

Cattle will eat … Read More